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Understanding Content Curation – A Refresh – Innovations In Education. In the summer of 2012, I began an exploration of the concept of Content Curation, and what this meant for teachers and students. Little did I know at the time that my journey would involve curating…about curating. Given the task of providing professional development for teachers to curate resources for backwards-designed units, I started researching to better understand why the word “curate” was being used – so I set out to define what curation meant in the field of education, and realized early on in my research that student curation is where our focus should be. My original post, where I shared my discoveries and understandings, has generated more traffic than any other post on my blog, with hundreds of cross-postings on sites in the fields of education, marketing and libraries.

For the past 5 years I have continued to curate information about curating, using the same Scoop It site I started in 2012. Personal Connection Sharing, Audience – Comments & Discussion Storytelling Like this: Getting Started with Content Curation in the Classroom. Content curation is a vital part of the creative process. In this blog post and podcast, we explore why curation matters and how we can help students learn how to engage in the curation process. When we think of creativity, it’s easy to picture a person coming up with something entirely new, pulling it from thin air and making it from scratch. But if you watch people engaged in creative work, they are often critical consumers of the same type of work they create. There’s this ongoing cycle of critical consuming, inspiration, and creative work. As they create more, it leads to a deeper ability to consume critically, where they find more inspiration, and the cycle continues. Chefs enjoy great meals.

Musicians listen to great music. So, if we want students to be makers, we need students to be critical consumers. However, we live in a world of instant information, where ideas go viral without much thought regarding accuracy and validity. But there’s a cost. As teachers, this is what we do. Students Should Be Content Curators. Why Curation Revolutionizes Education & Learning – Content Curation Official Guide. “It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. In 2020, people have access to a breadth and depth of knowledge unimaginable in an earlier age. However, schools as you know them have ceased to exist. Academia’s fortunes have waned. Twentieth century universities are an afterthought, a lonely remnant of a not too distant past. Why?” The world of education is being deeply and rapidly transformed much more than the majority of people presently realize.

From the opportunity to easily find an appropriate learning path among the ocean of free online top university courses, to the ability to bring together valuable content from different authors into custom textbooks, from learning by diving into the subject matter at hand to curating existing educational materials into a new course, the whole spectrum of activities and interests surrounding the educational world is being rapidly transformed. 9. Weapons of Individual Transformation: Content Curation Tools. “We have access to an exponentially growing amount of information to process and apply [and] there are many excellent tools we can all use to help in constructing and organizing that content.” Sam Startups have smelled the opportunity of a continuously growing multi-billion dollar business and they are not sleeping on it.

Hundreds of these startups are already investing their best energies and resources in launching, developing or improving upon digital curation tools of one kind or another. If in just a five-year period we have gone from a handful of curation tools (Pinterest, Delicious, and a few others) to hundreds of alternative choices, there must be a reason. Or more than one. Reason one: Abundance of information.

When there is excess quantity or over-abundance of any resource, then filtering and selecting becomes highly valuable. Reason two: We like to trust humans we know and respect, not secret algorithms. McGraw-Hill Create | United States. Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world. Introduction to Padlet. Evernote Web Clipper. The Evernote Web Clipper. Welcome! - eduClipper.

EduClipper. Flipboard in the Educational Classroom. How I Use Flipboard as an Educator. Inside Flipboard / July 3, 2017 When Flipboard invited magazine readers to create their own magazines, I jumped on the bandwagon and immediately began compiling my own. Most of my magazines are targeted for the education field. I believe Flipboard is the perfect tool for educators to create magazines for themselves, their students and colleagues. Here is how Flipboard can be used by educators. Collect and share information with students Educators can search Flipboard to find content on any topic, then flip (add) that content into a magazine, and then share that magazine with their students. Collaborate with colleagues My colleague Jeff Rothenberger and I recently presented at a professional development event for an iPad implementation program.

Save conference resources Educators can curate Flipboard magazines for conferences by adding content from the web related to the event. Grow professionally Like most educators, I want to stay current. Revised curating infographic.